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Protection level of MediaWiki main page1816:29, 22 September 2014
Forcing HTTPS316:29, 22 September 2014
File uploading limit???112:52, 7 August 2014
maps on external SD card321:56, 18 July 2014
No checkboxes in Bootstrap skin016:45, 18 July 2014
How to change the time format in a form datepicker?021:47, 17 July 2014
again010:50, 29 June 2014
I need help, some questions about html support <(_ _)>009:23, 29 June 2014
مشروع البكري 012:43, 8 June 2014
Wikipedia Geocode api215:02, 28 May 2014
HTTPS links not rendering220:04, 9 April 2014
Problem with formating when trasfering text/html formated site to Mediawiki formated site.013:27, 7 April 2014
Updating Picture104:16, 26 March 2014
Is there a Chinese version of Media Wiki?312:56, 5 March 2014
Main Page/pt-br update014:07, 27 February 2014
I have a question regarding wikipedia itself and languages1111:24, 24 February 2014
Main Page template/pt-br322:21, 18 February 2014
Release date of version 1.21.5121:20, 5 February 2014
The file you submitted was empty error in MsUpload extension020:56, 17 January 2014
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Protection level of MediaWiki main page

Hi. I'm going to try downgrading the protection level of the main page (MediaWiki). It's been set to [edit=sysop:move=sysop] [cascading] since January 2007. This sucks for a few reasons:

  • it's anti-wiki;
  • cascading protection gets in the way of updating sub-templates; and
  • it's still sufficiently difficult to obtain autoconfirmed and figure out how to edit that the software restrictions arguably add little actual protection.

So we're gonna try it out for a bit and see what happens. If there's a lot of vandalism, we can always re-protect or investigate other options like FlaggedRevs.

MZMcBride (talk)00:54, 3 February 2013
Edited by 0 users.
Last edit: 14:23, 4 February 2013

+1

If the experiment goes well a next candidate could be Template:MediaWiki News.

Qgil (talk)14:23, 4 February 2013
 

+1 as well. I had already proposed something similar in Thread:Project:Current issues/Replace full protection with FlaggedRevs, but it seems the lack of FlaggedRevs in the Main and Project namespaces prevent a more permissive approach. Is there a reason for that configuration?

In any case, since the main page is semi-protected and could potentially be vandalized, I don't see a reason for Template:Main page not to be as well. Ideally, FlaggedRevs could allow an extra level of scrutiny, not so much with vandalism prevention in mind, but to provide a system for changes in the landing page not to go public without peer review.

Waldir (talk)16:01, 9 March 2013
 

Unfortunately, we've been getting more test/spam edits to it recently, and I'm considering reinstating the full protection.

Jasper Deng (talk)18:01, 28 April 2013

That's kind of why we protected it in the first place.

HappyDog (talk)18:12, 28 April 2013

Let's try Special:AbuseFilter/23 for a bit.

MZMcBride (talk)18:15, 28 April 2013

But if the main page is semiprotected, why is template:Main page (i.e. the actual content of the main page) fully-protected?

Ypnypn (talk)00:44, 3 May 2013

Exactly. This seems a bit of a dichotomy, especially since (afaik) FlaggedRevs can be applied to the template namespace.

Waldir (talk)09:54, 4 May 2013
 
 
 
 
 

Forcing HTTPS

Damn you whoever thought enforcing HTTPS was a really wonderful move. At least do it properly. Here on mediawiki.org I can't disable HTTPS. The related checkbox is always checked even tho the preferences page says "You preferences are saved". Ironically Bugzilla is all on HTTPS so I can't report it over here. F**k.

KPu3uC B Poccuu (talk)13:55, 3 February 2014

Delete the cookies that say ForceHTTPS in your browser. However you shouldn't be logged into any wiki that has SSL enabled. Cussing won't help either, by the way.

Jasper Deng (talk)23:39, 3 February 2014

I don't have those cookies.

KPu3uC B Poccuu (talk)00:59, 4 February 2014

should be lower case forceHTTPS, sorry.

But in any case, I've had that problem before too. You have to relogin and when logging in, not from HTTPS.

Jasper Deng (talk)02:14, 4 February 2014

first of all why do you want to disable HTTPS? it gives a security and privacy benefits. If you really wanna do that then delete the cookies. A site provides the full development and design services at a very low cost.

Robex89 (talk)19:03, 6 August 2014
 
 
 
 

File uploading limit???

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Last edit: 20:12, 6 August 2014

I need to change the maximum upload file size but its not working with me the upload window shows this

Maximum file size: 2 MB (a file on your computer) Permitted file types: png, gif, jpg, jpeg, doc, xls, mpp, pdf, ppt, xlsx, jpg, tiff, odt, odg, ods, odp.

so i need to make the maximum file upload 150MB i edited the following according to the Manuals in the website Manual:Configuring_file_uploads

\xampp\htdocs\mediawiki\LocalSettings.php

#MaxUploadFiles
$wgUploadSizeWarning = 157286400;
$wgMaxUploadSize = 157286400;

from the \xampp\htdocs\mediawiki\LocalSettings.php file

and

upload_max_filesize = 150M
post_max_size = 150M

from the \xampp\php\php.ini-development file and also in the C:\xampp\php\php.ini-production file i know i am supposed to edit php.ini but these are the php.ini files that i found in the php folder so im not sure if i am editing the right files?

even after making these changes i still get this error Warning: POST Content-Length of 18143113 bytes exceeds the limit of 8388608 bytes in Unknown on line 0

so how can i change the file limit for the upload?

Thanks

Noopty (talk)06:25, 6 August 2014

Hello!

im sorry if i was not clear enough in my question but anyway!

i found the solution for whoever has the same problem. so in Xampp the php.ini file is located in xampp/php/php the file is called php without the ini but its the right one. so i opened that up and changed these

upload_max_filesize = 150M post_max_size = 150M

like i mentioned before, so my problem was that i forgot to restart apache in my virtual server! so if you are using xampp go to the xampp control panel and just hit stop then start again and it should work just fine!

hope it helps :)

Noopty (talk)12:52, 7 August 2014
 

maps on external SD card

First, I would like to say that the comparison page showing all the applications that use Open Street Maps is "amazing".

Second, I would to apologize for duplicating this post; I'm not what key I accidentally hit for that.

There is one column that I think would be a very good addition, although I don't know how difficult it would be to get this information. You would probably have to ask each developer if their app supported it.

Since many users devices, especially phones, have a limited amount of internal storage, they are looking for a way to store at least the map data, and possibly the app itself on an external SD card. If a column were added to the charts that indicate this capability, it would be very helpful.

You only need to go to the CoPilot forms to see how this has become a hot topic over there. An otherwise excellent product is being abandoned by many users because of their refusal to fix their product to allow this. Their forums contain many references to MapFactor Navigator, which does support this (like many apps) but they just blame everything on Google/Android, and have refused to do anything in over two years.

Jeth32 (talk)17:32, 9 July 2014

It looks like you're complaining about osmwiki:List of OSM based Services. While the OpenStreetMap wiki runs on MediaWiki, this site is not responsible for the content hosted there. Please direct all feedback at the proper discussion page.

Ricordisamoa21:48, 18 July 2014
 

It looks like you're complaining about osmwiki:List of OSM based Services. While the OpenStreetMap wiki runs on MediaWiki, this site is not responsible for the content hosted there. Please direct all feedback at the proper discussion page.

Ricordisamoa21:56, 18 July 2014
 

No checkboxes in Bootstrap skin

A thread, Thread:Talk:MediaWiki/No checkboxes in Bootstrap skin, was moved from here to Extension talk:Bootstrap. This move was made by Ricordisamoa (talk | contribs) on 18 July 2014 at 16:45.

How to change the time format in a form datepicker?

A thread, Thread:Talk:MediaWiki/How to change the time format in a form datepicker? (3), was moved from here to Project:Support desk. This move was made by Ricordisamoa (talk | contribs) on 17 July 2014 at 21:47.

again, sorry

Goddesschi (talk)09:11, 29 June 2014

I need help, some questions about html support <(_ _)>

I always using external image to paste the picture in the mediawiki. If I use internal phrase of mediawiki, the direct links with the png ot jpg external file name will auto show the picture in the mediawiki. But I want to

1. resize the picture and add the frame line around the picture so I want just using html phrase and don't want using wiki's phrase. I find the rawhtml function and it seems can provide full html support, but even if I add the command - "$wgRawHtml = true" in the localsetting file ,it(rawhtml) seems not work (still show the picture automatically). If I want to enable some phrase with html code and remove all the mediawiki support temporarily, how could I do?
and
2. just want the picture link using the type of hyperlink like the result of vbb code [url=XXXXXX.png]hyperlink name[/url] Because the picture will auto showing after I paste the direct link with png external file name , I can't use this method to show the hyperlink like below example - [http://XXXXXXXX.png hyperlike name]
3.Then,if I use the nowiki tag, it seems not only stop support mediawiki phrase, but also I can't use the html phrase, is this true?
thanks anyone answer my questions

Goddesschi (talk)09:10, 29 June 2014

مشروع البكري

المشروع عاوز ليهو إدارة قوية وتتابع مشاكل المواطنين

Abdelah71 (talk)12:43, 8 June 2014

Wikipedia Geocode api

Hello guys i am looking for wikipedia api of geocode based.

Requirement is when i pass latitude and longitude of that API its Return data from Wikipedia .after i want to place that data into google map.

Please help me if any buddy know this kind of API. Looked this

http://www.geonames.org/maps/showOnMap?q=mumbai

Adhirath123 (talk)04:58, 15 May 2014

Não colabore com a tirania mentirosa, comprometida, desqualificada, parcial e vendida dos mediadores da Wikipedia em Português!

177.158.61.9315:02, 28 May 2014
 

HTTPS links not rendering

Can anybody think of a reason why HTTPS links would not be rendered as links? All instances of HTTPS links across my entire wiki (including pages in the Special namespace [i.e. Special:Version]) are rendered as if surrounded by <nowiki> tags.

Ex.)

    HTTP renders properly
    FTP renders properly
    [https://test HTTPS renders exactly like this]
132.3.45.7817:26, 9 April 2014

Add this to your LocalSettings.php:

$wgUrlProtocols[] = 'https';
Tim (SVG)19:55, 9 April 2014

I've added the line -- no change.

I was under the impression that HTTPS was a supported URL protocol by default.

Any other ideas?

132.3.45.8220:04, 9 April 2014
 
 

Problem with formating when trasfering text/html formated site to Mediawiki formated site.

Hi,

I have two wiki sites and woud like to transfer articles from old one to new. Then appears problem with formatink.

Old page content type: content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"

New page content type: content="MediaWiki 1.19.5-1"

And this is code of my article:

Outside quote

quoted black word grey word grey word grey word black word grey word

On old site article looks: http://s23.postimg.org/t10ogt3pn/wiki1.png

And on new: http://s23.postimg.org/t10ogt3pn/wiki1.png

So, my questioon: It's there a easy options for quoting and shadowing words?

Gray13:27, 7 April 2014

Updating Picture

I am trying to upload a current picture and Wikipedia says I don't have the authority to do that. How do I get the authority?

Rsieron (talk)21:38, 25 March 2014

You need to become autoconfirmed first. That means you need at least 10 edits and 4 days of account age.

Note: in the future, questions about Wikipedia should be directed to w:en:Wikipedia:Help desk. Thanks.

Jasper Deng (talk)04:16, 26 March 2014
 

Is there a Chinese version of Media Wiki?

Hello,

I understand I can type posts in Chinese however all the management controls and buttons etc are still in English. Is there a Chinese version of MediaWiki or a chinese friendly other wiki?

101.80.237.1406:22, 18 March 2013

Check the footer of the homepage. There is MediaWiki/zh and more.

Qgil (talk)06:48, 18 March 2013
 

Set interface language in your Preferences.

wargo (talk)16:53, 12 October 2013
 
 

Main Page/pt-br update

Can anyone update the Brazillian Portuguese Main Page template? I'll do the necessary translations.

Fabiano (Fabsouza1) (talk)14:07, 27 February 2014

I have a question regarding wikipedia itself and languages

Edited by another user.
Last edit: 18:11, 12 October 2013

Dear all,

I just got an sudden thought, that 'Why do we need wikipedia in all languages, instead we have a single pool of all the articles, from all the languages, and just translate them to the requested language.

benefits:

  1. all the languages will have the all the articles.
  2. less maintance of articles.

needed:

  1. a better software to translate the articles -> not exist now, but can be built if open source contibuters wish to have.
  2. better community -> which already exist.

It's a thought, may be someone have come across such idea's earlier, or it have some practical complications. Let the community to think on it.

I really feel sorry for my poor english. I tried on my best to write it right. Thank you all!

Ganeshtheone (talk)20:01, 17 July 2012

Developing high quality, universal language (machine) translation is beyond the scope of Wikipedia. (At this point in time, it seems to be beyond the scope of anyone, anywhere!) In fact, sufficiently accurate, nuanced language translation between any two languages is not yet at the level of accuracy needed for users of encyclopedic content.

Also, the difference between the various language versions of Wikipedia is greater than the language difference. I don't know how to articulate what this difference is, but I have observed it. The current approach seems to be rather effective.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Readers can choose to use machine language translation as needed. For now, this seems the more prudent arrangement i.e. to have machine language translation as an option, a helpful alternative, rather than the default.

FeralOink (talk)05:58, 17 August 2012
 

Why write "I have a question?" Why not write "My question is this?"

174.22.202.5821:07, 7 January 2014
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Because this is Wikipedia, not Stack Overflow, nor Quora?

Because we need more machine translation?

Tiny joke.

I concur with Qgil, that any further discussion of this topic should be continued on MetaWikimedia.org.

FeralOink (talk)11:20, 24 February 2014
 

Eek, that is thumbnail sized! I'm sorry.

FeralOink (talk)11:20, 24 February 2014
 

I had already proposed a similar sistem for Wikivoyage: archived discussion.

Ricordisamoa17:11, 10 January 2014
 

This topic (discussed several times over the years) belongs to http://meta.wikimedia.org and not mediawiki.org. Please continue the discussion there, if you wish.

Qgil (talk)23:23, 10 January 2014
 

Main Page template/pt-br

I'm having a problem when searching for a page to translate (Template:Main page/sitelink5/pt-br). The current search engine (Cirrus) does not offer the option to create non-existent pages. Can anyone help me?

Fabiano (Fabsouza1) (talk)16:08, 15 February 2014

Direct link for you ;) In my opinion, MainPage should be migrate into new translation system (through Translate Extension).

Kaganer (talk)19:38, 16 February 2014

Yes, I think so. This would greatly facilitate the work of translation.

Fabiano (Fabsouza1) (talk)20:14, 16 February 2014
 

fwiw we have a good chance to come up with a sane approach for localization of the homepage as part of MediaWiki/Homepage_redesign.

Qgil (talk)22:21, 18 February 2014
 
 

Release date of version 1.21.5

The section Current version states that version 1.21.5 was published on 14th November 2013, but the News section states that it was released on 28th January 2014. Maybe someone could correct it.

Marc-André Aßbrock (talk)08:45, 31 January 2014

Thank you, it is fixed now.

Qgil (talk)21:20, 5 February 2014
 

The file you submitted was empty error in MsUpload extension

A thread, Thread:Talk:MediaWiki/The file you submitted was empty error in MsUpload extension, was moved from here to Project:Support desk. This move was made by Qgil-WMF (talk | contribs) on 17 January 2014 at 20:56.
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